Austin Zoo IS CLOSED TODAY, Jan. 31, due to weather conditions.

Please check back here or on our Facebook page for updates for tomorrow’s hours.


Austin Zoo been provided an opportunity to make a positive difference in the future of a magnificent animal species in need. Earlier in 2022, we were approached by the ZAA-accredited Cheetah Animal Management Program (AMP), whose mission is to ensure the long-term survival of the species through managed propagation. We wholeheartedly wanted to support this program.

Last month we received two female cheetahs from Metro Richmond Zoo.  Daya is 6 years old and Amina is 7 years old.  While we will not be breeding at Austin Zoo, by bringing Daya/Amina here we have opened up space for the breeding program to continue at other facilities. For more information, please read our full Cheetah Announcement.

Come to Austin Zoo today to meet Daya and Amina!

Winter Hours end on January 31st!

Regular Hours begin February 1st:
Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Saturdays & Sundays and Federal Holidays, 9:30 AM – 6 PM.

Winter Hours NOV. 1 – JAN. 31:
Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 AM – 4 PM.
Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.

Admissions closes 1 hour prior to zoo closing. Our animals are most active in the morning hours, so plan to come early!

Important disclosure: Some of the animals may not always be viewable in their habitats. As a rescue zoo, our first priority at Austin Zoo is the comfort & contentment of our animals in residence. Our animals can choose at any time to be in their inside den areas if desired. No refunds for tickets will be provided.


We’re Hiring!

To view available positions, please visit our Employment page.

Or visit us on and apply through Ziprecruiter!

Planning a Visit from out of Town?

Stay at Austin Zoo’s AirBnB!


Want an up-close-and-personal animal encounter?



  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 – Alligators


  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center


  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center


  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 – Reptiles / Discovery Center


  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 PM – Alligators


  • 10:00 AM – Primates
  • 11:00 AM – White Tiger “Zulema”
  • 12:00 PM – Galapagos Tortoises
  • 1:00 PM – Black Bears


  • 10:00 AM – Primates
  • 11:00 AM – White Tiger “Zulema”
  • 12:00 PM – Galapagos Tortoises
  • 1:00 PM – Black Bears 

Education Programs 2023

Austin Zoo Granite Paver Campaign

Please help us continue our mission of assisting animals in need through rescue, conservation and education while leaving your legacy at Austin Zoo.
Your personalized paver will be prominently displayed along the pathway that leads to our Gift Shop.
Your contribution to our granite paver campaign will be used to support habitat renovations and expansions for some of our rescued animals!

Each line will hold 15 characters, including letters, spaces and punctuation.
16 inches x 16 inches with 3 lines of engraving available for $1000
8 inches x 8 inches with 2 lines of engraving available for $500
4 inches x 8 inches with 1 line of engraving available for $100

For more information and to contribute to our Granite Paver Campaign, please click HERE.

Train rides are every half hour, from 11 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Saturdays and Sundays, every half hour from 11 am to 4:00 pm.

Please NOTE: The Train may occasionally not be operational, due to weather conditions or needed maintenance. Feel free to call the morning of your visit after 9:30 am to inquire. 512-288-1490

Tickets are $5 plus tax at the Train Depot.

Austin Zoo Revue & Gala

We would like to thank all those who donated at the 2022 Zoo Revue!


Become an Austin Zoo Member!

Your membership will go into effect the day you visit the Zoo to pick up your membership packet. Click HERE to purchase your membership today!






How You Can Help Austin Zoo Animals

1. Donate today by clicking on the donate button you see below.

2. Purchase a yearly membership by clicking HERE. Your membership will expire one year from the date of member’ first visit to the Zoo. 

3. Mail us a check to: Austin Zoo PO Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709.

Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.